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concern is if we don't shore up the fundamentals of america's vitality we could find ourselves being eclipse. this is a book saying america let's wake up and rise to the occasion and rebuild our strength and provide for our kids and their kids. >> host: cardis this seems to be severely parts of the book a critique of president obama. it has caught the attention of people around washington of his hour reach our specific muslim nations are "kindling " who hate america and wish it america of the worst to when he made an enormous bear their purchases of the the and our national interest by carrying out the first act of the presidency a form of apology tour saying america has been derisive comment dismiss have come in america it is there again now listening to the concerns of others and america has dictated to other nations per barrel i don't think that is historically accurate we have been freeing others but i think it created the impression that our conviction and principles is wavering it is not part of that was a mistake and instead that a foreign policy consistent with the value of s
defense from poland and the czech persian gulf led those great friends to be very concerned about america's willingness to stand with them. and at the same time, perhaps designed to reset relations with russia as the president indicated. we got nothing for it from russia. so i'm afraid the steps that he took have confused our friends. made our foes, if you will, continue headlong. in some cases in a course that's not helpful to the world. you have both iran pursuing its nuclear folly headlong. north korea, of course, did nuclear tests. even as the president was speaking carried out various tests. this is in my opinion an indication that they felt the president was not going to be a strong defender of american values and american principles. human rights, democracy, free trade, free enterprise, those words of apology and those statements i think have emboldened those who find us as a weakened enemy. >> host: in the book you make the argument that it's important to keep america strong and keep america as a leading presence in terms of world affairs. and in specific in dealing with iran, for
this was america's holiday from history. we wish history had stopped the way they have been in the past but the truth is that some of these powers have great ambitions in becoming world superpowers is not becoming the dominant player on the stage. you mentioned that first russia. we thought russia had boston we had one and we didn't need to worry about them but russia's energy resources are so extraordinarily rich that they are able to use that wealth to reestablish their military might they have more natural gas than anyone in the world. they tie us for coal reserves. they sold more energy last year than saudi arabia so they are using that extraordinary wealth and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to help rebuild the military that can be competitive with their own. it is a long way from there today but that is what they are intending to do. >> host: i think you also write that they are supportive of iran because they would be even more control over the world's energy supply. >> guest: as russia looks at their strategy and their attempt to reassert themselves as the leading, or
and they created the most productive economy in latin america for the last 20 years and it is not a equipped to this country his wife. it is overwhelmingly white. i agree with you completely. argentina, look at what they have done over the last five or six years. i agree with you completely. it is is not a questions these countries are white but i do think there is, having said that, there is still a step in the industrial process that we never took and i think this happened in the 40s. we never sort of recognized our elites, our political class was clear they were never going to let what happened in europe where you have a working-class movement, a viable working-class movement, they were never going to look-- let that happen so if you look at the taft-hartley bill and we talked a little head about this in the book, but if you look at that that was intended to make sure we never had-- that is one of the reasons we don't have health care because wherever you have single-payer health care you have viable, robust unions so i think you are right. i agree completely, raises a huge component but
-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cables latest gift to america. >> we will look at u.s. race relations with marks from martin luther king iii. he spoke at a symposium last month posted by the constitution center in philadelphia. this is one hour and 40 minutes. >> is my pleasure to open up the inauguration of what we intend will be an annual symposium on race. before we get started i want to thank the john f. foundation for generously underwriting tonight's program. two years ago then senator barack obama stood on this stage and delivered one of the most important speeches of that campaign election. some people would argue one of the most important speeches ever said in america. in that speech the original that he used is now in our core exhibition signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexities of race in this country. to acknowledge the racial stalemate we have been stuck in four years. for many citizens, this resonated powerfully. the message that by working together we can move past racial wounds and continue on a path towards a more per
with those who are the blame america first crowd but does not stand as the strong indication that america has values that we recognize our enduring and right for us and others who are willing to obtain them. that does not mean we force our will on other nations but it does mean we stand beside those of other nations to seek freedom. >> host: when you hear that criticism of the bush and administration to find weapons of mass destruction of our diplomacy being too aggressive or too high handed come and get them and all that kind of thing don't you think there are those who might be wary of aggressive foreign policy? >> host: there is a middle posture where one does not have to be seen as being timid and the defense of american values. or moving to access. you don't want to speak loudly and carry a small stick and there is a posture are showing american strength and ideals fall by their our commitments and standing with our friends and allies and i think president bush did so time and again made it clear we would stand with our allies and people who oppose us would receive was strong response of
america in this age of all. language and is most molecular form, its identity, that is nothing more than the memory and that we have the their experience store passed down to us from people in our tribe that experienced that it. it is the root and of the focus of who we are. then what do we need from our leadership? that the idea of identity and provides aa distinct political character. that is one of the things we identified, they show this very clear the. first thing is that african-americans are the most liberal voting bloc in the country. . . very clear the. by city the most liberal city in the country is detroit and the most conservative city is somewhere in utah. so it's a function of the language of race is one of liberation. we want to be freed. so you see that sort of the political consciousness. now, one of the first things we see and we talk about this in the book the economic policy of black people this keynesian which means we see that government -- we see the government plays a role in economics. i haven't seen a pulled yet but i'd sure if there was one order is one out the
, not one of them is in cuba. can america's a that? while lee is watching, obama takes a step closer to the presidency and an african proverb comes to mind. one of his black countrymen often try to describe the dilemma in the post-apartheid era got a stone but not a not to crack, not a not a that no stone to correct it with. the south majority government built homes for the people what left them without money to pay the rent provide them with running water but shut off the top when they couldn't be the bill to replace the names of bullheaded white segregationists and the the schoolhouses with those of black liberation heroes but didn't replace the shoddy roofs. order companies to hire blacks but permitted them to slash wages. so it goes for the new south africa where a small white minority continues to inhabit a split country, splendid country that is for all intensive purposes canada while three-quarters of the population resides in the country with living conditions similar to those of kenya or zambia. it's almost as if black south africans vanquishing the partite only apply to the
of the most important speeches ever said it in america. in that speech, the original that he used is now an hour core exhibition, signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexity of race in this country. to make knowledge, as you heard, the racial stalemate we have been stuck with for years. for many citizens, his message resonated powerfully, the message that by working together, we could move past racial wounds and continue on a path toward a more perfect union. after president obama's election, at the notion of the post-racial election seemed to move inevitably toward the forefront of the national constant justness -- consciousness. people last, it isn't america post-racial? and there was a flurry of editorializing. these conversations have continued. the idea of the post-racial america have been proclaimed in many ways, a fallacy, a goal, an open question -- but one thing is clear. this historic election of our nation's first african-american president has not taken us, as he said, beyond racial divisions in a single election cycle. tonight we commemor
obama has a new nuclear policy i think ties america's hands and leaves us more vulnerable. i can't figure it out. then the s.e.c. fighting to control the internet with net-neutrality. the good news is the u.s. court of appeal ruled the s.e.c. lacks the authority to provide broadband providers to give equal treatment to all internet traffic but the s.e.c. says that's all right. we got another way of doing it. we'll just regulate it like a utility. i can't tell you what is happening in america anymore. i just know framework is being rebuilt. i want to show you something here on the chalkboard. we all know that our country is having problems. we know there is trouble. our house, it's a good house. it's a good house. but it's having real problems. if you are going to restore a home, as somebody who lived in connecticut and tried to restore a home, you better be careful on who you hire. because are you going to tear it down or restore it? what are you going to do? who are the architects? who are the contractors you're hiring to fix that up? tonight, i need to answer that question with
and on the campaign trail even when you go out into america what passed for journalism was going to a donner. during iowa caucuses as opposed to knocking on doors so that's the kind of reporting jon and i have done over the years and that's the kind of -- that is kind of where we come from this. this book was sort of two years ago, i mean a year or so ago when barack obama was elected president there were a lot of teams hope, change and a number of other things. one of the things they were talking about, when we start talking about black people the discussion was black people think this and it was one black people terry talked about with him representing white people and black people think this. this book was meant to turn the camera the other way and look at the crowd and say who are these folks and what do they think and what they came up with a lot of different things. and so we've talked to union workers. we've talked to offenders and people who were business owners who don't want their taxes cut and so a lot of people have a lot of different opinions about the world. one of the chapters -- the
of the forthcoming new book 2010 take america back dick morris. the problem is there wasn't a teleprompter there. >> there wasn't one big enough. >> sean: 17 minutes of ramling. i've been known to ramble. >> my book you can get signed copies on, i signed 26,000 copies. >> sean: i'm halfway through i'm loving it. we will launch it next week on this show. >> what is interesting he spent 17 minutes and still didn't tell the truth. the truth is, the big tax increase in this bill, is the one that is going to force insurance companies to levee on people in the form of higher premiums that is going to take effect immediate litch in the next few months most of the listeners to this program will receive notices from their insurance companies saying there are higher premiums. while obama claims he's not raising taxes on the middle class. with his left hand tells the insurance companies you have to cover everybody and charge higher rates. with his right hands he tells the stays you got to triple your medicaid coverage and charge higher tax. me, i don't tax anybody. >> sean: great way to do it. p
of him? much more distancing of him at this point in time? >> black america is not going throw barack obama away. because they understand their own experience. and you look at the polls even today where there is skepticism, black america is not going to throw him away. they've been in this country too long and they understand -- they understand that some of the -- what's thrown at him is not legitimate. i'm not saying that's good thing. they may not be in their best interest to do but none of the polls so far suggest that black america is going to distance themselves in any real way from barack obama at this point. >> yeah. i agree with robert completely. i don't think you're ever going to see the black support for barack obama dip below -- certainly below 80%. but i do think this. i don't think if things continue the way they're going, and i think they're going to, i don't think they are going to turn out for him in the next election. and, you know, the -- our presidential elections are not that complicated. there's a few states. i'm from indiana. he won't win indiana -- if the vote
-authors of "a day late and a dollar short" high hopes and deferred dreams and obama as opposed racial america. facebook recently in washington for a little more than an hour. >> okay. my name is terry michael from the center of politics and journalism which is a very pleased to co-sponsor this event tonight. i have the honor of having brought robert pierre to washington under the politics and journalism semester program he was in the inaugural class and fall of 1989. we are now in the 22nd year with about 500 alumni and robert represents all of the alumni on the board of directors. he joined judy woodruff and mike mccurry and juan williams and a number of others who run why have to answer to the board of directors of the center. robert king to the program from louisiana state university. he was a junior and he went back to school and entered the school paper and then for a while he thought about getting a master's in business education, but the "washington post" saved him from the fate of personal wealth by recruiting him as a reporter for the post and now she labors under the slave wages of
to revive this american economy because you see that as one of the pillars of america's global strength? .. he shares responsibility as well. for the economic distress which has occurred. i think in this president, president obama has not been as effective as he could have been helping us about of the distress. he frankly scared the heck out of the private-sector. when you say you're going to raise taxes next year that scares investors. when you say we are going to have cap-and-trade that is going to cause to pull back. when you take away the right to vote for speaker about for a union that scares away not only workers and employers and a trillion dollar deficits obviously frightens the financial sector and anyone who needs money to grow and thrive so it's been a policy which hasn't been as effective as it could have been but longer term the foundations of the economic vitality freely to the entrepreneurialism of america, the educational base of the country, the family formation in investments parents make in children, energy independence, they come together to form the basis of economi
. >> this is a book about america and my concerns about our economy. mike concern thy concern that wg that foundation. i don't get into homeland security because they don't relate to those economic foundations that i felt was appropriate. has to my views on my faith i am proud of my religion. i'd don't try to distance myself from it. for some people i am sure it is a problem because they don't know the faith very well. for others they value the fact that i am a person of religious belief but for the great majority of the american people they don't care what religion someone belongs to. they are pleased to select somebody based on their skills, the most important issues that may exist. >> you don't think you might be being pollyanna share. one of your opponents was mocking of mormonism and the devil is jesus's brother and that kind of thing at a certain percentage of americans especially evangelicals seem to view mormonism as not a christian faith. >> i think there will be some people for whom that is an issue and i won't be able to do much about that. that is just the reality of political life. there
who you are in order to be liked by others, and that is okay, too. it is just living in america. >> partly because i am a journalist. i am here to interpret and analyze and tell you what the facts are, not to tell you what i think you should do. there is plenty of that and you did not need me to do it. >> bowhead. >> i was just going to say it -- to go ahead. -- >> go-ah ahead. >> i was just going to say on almost every issue we are disproportionate -- disproportionately represented on almost every thing. the community has acted to bring others into the consciousness. i agree with dr. lomax. if these things that the president and congress are proposing are enacted, then it does, in fact, benefit to the entire community, but certainly it benefits the african-american community. >> i want to step in and throw a slightly different dimension into this conversation. just a few months ago, leading civil and laborites organizations, among them the naacp criticized national -- criticized prison of, for not putting an employment and joblessness at the top of the -- crescent -- criticized
on america's highways in general. the question that i have is what reason can you give us this -- that we should not think that the recent recent toyota recall that would not replay itself was any other automobile dealer that puts -- manufactures automobile for america's highways. can you -- what reason can assure us that this toyota recall is really just something that is aberration as it relates to automobile safety? >> i would say this, mr. chairman, that the toyota recall while wide ranging is indicative of how n.h.t.s.a.'s uses its authority in a way to get to the bottom of something. when the secretary of transportation took office and at the time it was acting administration tour, they were observing certain issues with toyota and they felt so strongly about it that mr. metford went to japan to inform toyota that they did not feel that toyota was holding up its obligations to inform and interact with n.h.t.s.a. in a way to address safety concerns and recall concerns. that was a beginning, that effort began, actually on december 15th. it was the day of my confirmation hearing which
into a socialist united states. today, the heritage foundation said that america is no longer a free nation. it's a mostly free nation. they rank countries every year and dropped america, so now, we're living in a not so free united states according to the heritage foundation, so people are picking up on this. there was a lot of anticipation about what the health care bill would do. they're already acting as if it's the worst case scenario. first, we had obama, the foreigner, the guy wasn't born here, coming in and taking over the government. and now, he's imposing soci socialism. there is a -- this has become the battle front for people who are worried about the very nature of this country. >> steve? >> one thing i think we've got to keep in mind, this didn't start with health care. remember the 2008 campaign, the fall of 2008, where you had people showing up at obama rallies, republican crowds calling him a socialist, saying this was a beginning of communism in the united states. that was before he proposed health care. one thing we try to understand the motivation on the right, i think what
. with mandela and the king the fund inspiration from gandhi and the liberation hero. america's anti-apartheid movement was largely set in motion by black americans like randall robinson and south africa's afrikaners white settlers of dutch and french extraction who initiated the formal part by state or the spending architectural image of america's white southerners both groups invented full-court tales of how the conquer hostel play and and hostile dark skinned people delivering civilization, religion and technology to welcome savage. south africans translate the work colloquially as red neck. there's a popular story told in south africa perhaps. it goes like this, a white south africans traveled to the united states in the mid 80's and landed at o'hare international airport in chicago. at customs, a white american immigration officer summed silently to the south africans passport for a minute or two prompting the white south african traveller to ask the middle-aged officer if there was a problem. so your from south africa, the officer asked without looking up. his on-again, the tra
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hoses. the harsh realities of being black in america were impossible to avoid. i came of age with the assassination of martin luther king. i got called nigger and i listen to white man called my mother girl. i sat in the back of the bus, attended a segregated school, i have in the, drank from, and relieve myself at the facilities reserved for people like me. and i suffered all of the psychological, if not physical, damage attendant on those experiences. from that perspective, my life is so much better, and the u.s. is a much better place. but, you know, my life is not the whole story. and i see that daily in the works that i used to provide educational opportunities for all children, especially low- income kids of color who have such a particularly difficult time breaking the cycle of under education and poverty that have haunted and help their families captive for generations after generation. today, these kids' lives looked little different from the lives of children half a century ago and more. they live under a cycle of poverty that the streets what they can be, what they
states. today, the heritage foundation the conservative think tank here said america is no longer a free nation. it's a mostly free nation. they rank countries every year and they dropped america. so now we're living in a not so free united states according to the heritage foundation. people are picking up on this and their paranoia is really kicking in. there was a lot of anticipation about what the health care bill would do. no one is waiting to see that. they're already acting as if it was the worst-case scenario. first, we had obama, the foreigner, the guy wasn't born here, coming in and taking over the government. creating a regime as rush limbaugh calls it. now he's imposing socialism. anybody who lives in a socialist country, whether europe or any place else would be laughing at this as a notion of socialism. there is a -- this -- this has become the battle front for people who are worried about the very nature of this country. i think a lot of the worry isseisser is irrational. >> steve? >> one thing i think we've got to keep in mind, this didn't start with health care. remember
was saved by to america in san 1923 earthquake they brought my eighth father in their ship then these two americans were captured as war prisoners and guam sell my mother started to sell clothing and we helped them, not only these two fellows but the others. >> host: you had to do it very quietly? >> guest: my father y s chased by the police. one time the kids are fascinated and my father disappears because the police were following us. >> host: they thought he was disloyal to the emperor? >> guest: anybody having much to do with the foreigners was a suspect. >> host: how do you get to the u.s.? did you ever think you would come here after being bombed >> guest: these two fellows who were prisoners of war left a will that his widow has to take care of one of us. but that did not materialize because i think the business didn't do as well. so that prompted the idea but i was just raised to bep&ñ housewife. [laughter] i never ever had any ambition to be professional my parents even switched to french when they talked about money because we were to be kept innocent. [laughter] >> host: did
weapons gunman -- nuclear weapons? what will happen to the status of america in the middle east if they have repeatedly said they will not allow iran to get nuclear weapons capability if they actually do get it? what happens then? >> i personally do not think economic and financial sanctions are going to be effective in deterring iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon route, and i also do not think diplomatic pressure will succeed. these measures might feel a thing is, but they will not necessarily change the -- might delay things, but they will not necessarily change things. my assessment is that iran wants a nuclear weapon for this regime wants a nuclear weapon, because they see it will guarantee the islamic republic and the kudos of having provided iran with the nuclear weapon. i also think iran sees a nuclear weapons in the way north korea sees it, which is a way of deterring the bullying of the world community and in particular the united states, so the more pressure iran finds itself under from the united states there is a grave danger it will only reinforce its determination
have been united states of america, we have created some unity, but we have a long way to go before we create ultimate unity. sure, some of it is something is -- something else. these are some very complex issues that will impact all of us. i think that -- when i first heard some of the discussions, i was not clear if those who were protesting really knew what they were protesting. i think there is a bigger issue. the largest issue is the president and his team and congress have a huge challenge of finding ways to get resources to main street. so that people can acquire competence and -- unfortunately, we do not know if we've reached bottom. you have to be very careful when you say this. you also need to be truthful. the people need to know the truth. this economy is obviously very abolish tile right now. when we get to the -- barry boulton i'll -- very volatile right now. when we get to the bottom, you can only go up. one of the greatest issues is -- if the president and his team were merkel workers and could get the economy working appropriately -- were miracle workers and could get
obama said in his speech, we are an imperfect vessel for this imperfect union in america. i would be humble about the possibility. >> one more. reverend. >> martin made the comment once or twice that the masses must come together and actually force our leaders to make the changes that we want. given that racism and races have to hide their racism in order to get to places of positions where they can do what they do to keep the others down, will we really have a conversation on race? will folks really take the sheets off, so to speak, and be honest where they stand as it deals with persons of another color? >> you probably don't watch fox news. go ahead. head. >> i mean, you know, the question is really how do we create a climate, or continue to create a climate for what we're doing today? america has to walk and be better. america, as a nation, is incredible. look to our most recent world catastrophe or two. haiti and chile. americans -- it did not matter -- americans rolled up their sleeves and gave and will continue to do that. haiti will need help for a long time. i hope and pr
sense to everybody else. hello america. um... i am going to ask you what the hell is going on in our country? what's happening? to our country? we can sell a chairman mao doll in disneyworld. yet, freedom of speech, i tell you, that, that, we can do whatever you want there but don't speak out against it. no. no. stop your fear mongering. i wish i had the pupper. america practically invented free speech. free speech? no. never go away. it was invented here. yeah. if you don't think that freedom of speech can go away, you don't know history about these people. you don't know our own history. wood row wilson, i hate this guy. right there. hate this guy. we didn't learn anything about him. for a reason, because progressives control the history books. this guy was an evil gichl he imprisoned thousands of americans for speaking out against the united states involvement in world war i skpismt deck stated the news coverage. he's -- he's a guy with walter lipman that all journalists studied because he knew how to take care of the news. his policies were not popular. not only dictating what we
, and yet, we keep seeing signs of inching up more and more inside of black america. what do we do about those americans who are hardest by this recession? >> those figures are telling. you mentioned them, and we really need to step up to the plate, and so, providing some assistance, for example, for infrastructure, to make sure that those jobs are available. also, small businesses, to make sure that within the black community and beyond that money is available for small businesses. we have a lot to do, a lot to do, because the unemployment rate has stabilized, and jobs have gone up, but we have a long ways to go, because when you include people who have given up looking for work, the unemployment rate is even worse. you know, this administration inherited a terribly deep hole, the worst since the depression, and we have been trying to dig out of this whole. it is not going to happen overnight, but we have to keep building the foundation here, and i think this administration is determined to do it. it is often tough. there have been some tough votes here, but it took a lot because the ho
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in america. their plane of people who will characterize him and african- americans. but this serious issue that comes up in your question of the lawsuits that wal-mart has been involved in, but ways that the economy, an issue central to dr. king's message, still unfairly disadvantage as african- americans and other people of color. looking out on the economy today, african americans have 1.5 times the unemployment rate of white americans, a little bit more. that is a sadistic grimly consistent since the 1950's -- that is a statistic grimly consistent since the 1950's. discrimination in hiring and who gets hired and what kind of jobs they get, a problem we have come some way as results of two generations of civil rights activist, but we have a ways to go. many employers continue to relegate african-americans and other minority workers to the bottom rung of the latter, to jobs that do not provide that upward mobility that was provided for people coming from my background to a much greater extent. to economic issues, they need to be front and center. >> you must have been reading my notes. th
about a new era for toyota and tma in north america. and it goes through several issues, including safety issues. there are notations in the back here which are notes to this slide presentation. and on the document that is -- that has its ending bate number 25, there is reference to slide number 25. it says the following. our ability to manage the tide of safety investigations rest largely on our ability to work well with n.h.t.s.a.. over the last few years we have seen our relationship begin to slip slightly with n.h.t.s.a.. the reasons are complex. they include a combination of increased recalls, more investigation, and tougher negotiations between toyota and the agency. not all of the recall increase can be blamed on flipping toyota quality. and it goes on from there. none of you have, i guess, seen this document. but this is from the president of toyota motors north america or at least it contains information that he, i guess, presented. and i'm worried about some of these phrases. about managing the tide of safety investigations, i'm concerned about not all of the recall incre
something and it doesn't. i had a question about post- racial america -- obviously we're not even there. we have not heard the word until barack obama made his run for the presidency and then we heard about it. post-racial, which assumes that we do not need to talk about race because we are past that, it assumes that we can get past it without going through it, and it assumes that if you do not want to talk about race, there's something negative about race. if you thought it was a good thing, you would want to talk about it. and we need to talk about it. we can come up with stacks of examples where there are still these holes in our social fabric, where bad things happen, where insults' are still there. and i would not lay it all at wal-mart's door anymore at the door of the bus driver who took off from black passengers, at any other examples you can come up with. what i have discovered -- the last time i was in this room was because of the speech. i thought that i needed to be there and not just watch it. i got on the train and ran and two minutes before the beginning of the speech. it was
night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> jim: the latest in the tragic coal mind accident. president bam has change in nuclear policy and iraqi president warns not to leave too soon, saying now is too soon. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. the top story tonight, the efforts to find survivors and remains from the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1984. 25 miners are dead, four others are missing. the blast occurred monday at the massey energy company sprawling upper big branch mine about 30 miles south of charleston, west virginia. we have live fox team coverage in a few minutes. first, a new nuclear policy for the u.s. for decades, the u.s. has protected itself and its allies leaving open the possibility the u.s. would resort to nuclear weapons if necessary. now president obama says he is changing that, narrowing the circumstances as well as nations that might be threatened by the use of nuclear weapons. white hou correspondent mike emanuel has story from the pentagon. >> reporter: four top
on the coal industry. he's also the author of "big coal, the dirty secret behind america's energy future." thanks for joining me. what can you tell us about the people of the company that own this mine? we're looking at information coming in. 57 citations in a month? is that normal? >> yeah. well, no, it's not normal. and massey energy has a long history of safety violations. both in underground mines and in other kinds of violations in their larger surface mines also. they're really one of the most kind of notorious coal operators in. >> after sago, we thought things were going to get better. have they not? >> well, you know, there have been some modest improvements since the sago mine explosion and tragedy of a few years ago. then, of course, we had the utah mine tragedy. and every time there's lengthy investigations, and every time there's lots of recommendations. and every time those recommendations are put off, watered down and they're just not as tough as they should be. >> are they not as tough because the coal mines industry is very powerful and those who support it especially in
in that mine in northern china right now. rescue efforts continue tonight, as here in america, in west virginia, we face our own mine disaster and rescue effort again, as senator jay rockefeller just told us, one, that although we do not know for sure, could be the worst disaster in mining since the early 1970s. joining us now, former prosecutor of mine safety violations and a former federal mine official in the clinton administration, mr. opergard joins us by phone on short notice. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> we were told this was an explosion. we don't know if it may have been a methane gas explosion, a coal dust explosion. what particular challenges would that pose for rescuers? what does that mean to the rescue effort? >> well, the first thing is to ensure that the rescue team members are going to be safe in performing their job. i mean, it's -- they're thrust into a chaotic situation and one that's highly volatile and dangerous. so they are risking their lives just going underground. and you want to make sure that you take all steps necessary to protect their safety. back in 197
america." >>> in other news, president obama unveils a new policy on nuclear weapons today. it reduces america's nuclear arsenal and limits when they could be used. mr. obama's policy announcement is the first in a series of events aimed at reducing nuclear weapons worldwide. thursday, he signs a new arms treaty with russia. next week, he hosts a major nuclear summit in washington. >>> a senior military official confirms that a battle video posted on the internet is authentic. the cockpit video shows a helicopter firing repeatedly on people in a baghdad street during the height of the insurgency, in 2007. 12 people were killed, including a reuters news photographer. yesterday, the pentagon released its report on that incident. >>> in pakistan this morning, security is especially tight around the u.s. consulate in peshawar. that's where militants detonated three truck bombs outside the gates. and five militants fired into the compound with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons until they were killed. today, there is evidence of the attack everywhere, including rubble and damag
to join the taliban. >>> and, kings of the court. duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become ncaa top dogs. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a devastating disaster. there are now at least 25 confirmed deaths, and four unaccounted for after an explosion ripped through a west virginia coal mine, in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1984. a search has been halted for the four missing miners who would have enough food and water to survive for 96 hours, if they are alive and mobile. the explosion happened yesterday afternoon, about 30 miles south of charleston. the federal mine safety and health administration says miners were leaving on a vehicle that takes them in and out of the long shaft when the blast happened. now, the cause of the explosion is unknown. but the mine has a long history of frequent violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible methane gas. >>> later today, president obama is expected to announce new limits on
's see, warren buffett with $100,000. steve jobs at apple, $1. kenneth lewis at bank of america, he took no pay at all. and john mackey of wholefoods took $1. what is the advantage of taking these small salaries in the beginning and then going for the big payoffs at the end when their companies do better? guest: 1 cents, it does a line there -- in a sense, it does align their fortunes with the shareholders. but you have to remember, some of this is good pr. you've got these tiny packages being taken by people who work founders or co-founders, who owned huge chunks of the company already. not taking cash is not really very much sweat for them. or you have people like ken lewis, who in fact, was ordered by the government to give back what he had already made and stop taking pay for the rest of the year because, thank you very much, the rest of america was already bailing out his company. host: back to the phones. we're talking to joann lublin about ceo pay and perks. the next call is from michigan, mary, go ahead. caller: this is a game where you are going to pay the executives and it is g
't imagine a brilliant investors like haines surveying america headed towards a debt ratio and recommended spending as a reaction to that circumstances. but i don't know. i'm not sure that free trade which appeals to so many of my conservative friends is a good idea. i'm not sure adam smith it right or retaliation for revenge which he thought thought was a nice virtue. remember, he was less interested in expanding the division of labor efficiencies in a pin factory to the world than he was in increasing the wealth of nations. which is a very different thing. i think there's a lot of wisdom in joseph's emphasis on the role of creative destruction. but i'm not certain how to treat the social cost of that special form of creativity. in fact, joseph himself worried about the social cost involve in destroying existing structures. i'm not even certain that monetarism is the panacea that margaret thatcher admirer contend as they decide how they are going to measure the money supply. m1, m2. i remember going to a lunch. she said do you use m2 or m3 to measure the money supply in [laughter] >> but
neighbors than ever at any point in the history of america when you think about jim-crow is gone which in some ways to deliver on how far we could go and now we have incredible distance between wealthy african-americans and everybody else which is true of the entire country and that is unsustainable. that is how the communities and people collapse so i'm just kind of agnostic on the census issue. >> after we take your question why don't we in power women and see if any have a question. [laughter] [inaudible] >> ibm willy parker and i grew up in alabama so the deep south [inaudible] to respond to two things. you sit in the book there's a wide variety of opinions for people in african comerica and community. would you consider that a demonstration of the fact that the notion of the leadership in one charismatic to lead people from the promised land the failure of president obama luft any significant agenda there would leave a black people that he's going to be able to do what he thought he was going to be about to do. the fault he can't move things would that suggest like a king or malco
structure of america therefore we are not used to holding elected leaders accountable or are not as good as you would say conservative evangelical movement. i think this impacts obama's ability to impact of these groups in the sense that because he doesn't have his base it's hard for him to have the constructs that informs his decision making because obviously his construct doesn't aligned with african-americans political community as you can tell by the congressional black caucus lack of ability to sway his agenda so i just want to get your reaction to that while obama doesn't have a base and may be our fault in that being as able to hold the hour leaders accountable. >> the argument you make, the one argument that why obama is not dealing with some of his constituents what is because those constituents are not making him do it. so you could argue that will go to your first point but i guess i would take exception to the fact that african-americans are one of the first people elected because democrats always got to 97% of the black vote and so obama might have gotten -- i forget what th
that number one, america is wrong first, and then goes from there on each subject. he is that way with israel, health care, now with and a clear weapons. i want someone in the press to ask him, since you are saying we will not use nuclear weapons, are you saying that america was wrong when we dropped a new gone japan? -- we draw a nuke on japan? host: next up, utah. caller: i'm sure many people are as old as i and remember the missiles from october. the only thing that allowed the president, president kennedy to pack those russians down -- the fact that he was dealing from a position of strength. the only thing that kept the soviets from running all over europe during the cold war years with the fact that they knew we could stop them with nuclear weapons. i'm not an advocate of nuclear weapons, but i am of being able to deal with this people from a position of strength. even now as president obama is talking about reducing nuclear arms, and talking about not developing any new weapons systems, the chinese are in the process of building new weapons systems. i'm sorry, but i do not believe all
imagination. in america, there is no shortage of imagination in the slightest. why the arts important? according to stephen shepard, a professor of public affairs at williams college, citizens depend on the arts to get them through tough times. they also provide for the cultural needs of a society at large. in a study done by north adams, business, law, and health care are men on the fields needing treated talent in society. under the right conditions, culture can pay. >> $5 trillion of american's household wealth evaporated in the last three months. >> is hard to imagine that the arts will be prosperous during the economic recovery. but our first stop is one of austin's most famous pianist. she grew up in south africa. after earning several music degrees, she moved to the u.s. with her husband peter. >> i think it is extremely valuable for people of all ages to be able to use music as a place to retreat from our world come to find a beauty and to find peace and to just enjoy it. after 9/11, i noticed that students seemed to play the piano in some kind of security when the country was
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